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The DSM-5 describes a personality disorder as “an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture”. Such behavior affects one or more areas of a person’s life, including their cognition, interpersonal relationships, emotions, and impulse control.

What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health problem that impacts a person’s ability to control their reactions. This loss of emotional management can raise impulsive behaviors, affect how a person sees themselves, and harm their relationships with others. Effective BPD treatments are available at our recovery campus in Fort Myers.

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Signs and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

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People with borderline personality disorder may experience severe mood changes and feel uncertain about themselves. Their reactions for others can change quickly and range from thrilling closeness to extreme disgust. These changing responses can lead to unstable connections with family and friends.

People with borderline personality disorder also tend to see everything as extreme, such as all great or all dreadful. Their hobbies and daily activities can change rapidly, and they may act spontaneously or frantically.

Signs or symptoms may include:

  • Avoiding real or perceived abandonment
  • A pattern of deep and unstable relationships
  • A distorted self-image
  • Impulsive and risky behaviors
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideations
  • Intense and unpredictable moods
  • Persistent feelings of meaninglessness
  • Angry outbursts
  • Isolation

Personality Disorder Clusters

Upon psychological evaluation, an individual is diagnosed with one, or more, of the following specific personality disorders. Personality disorders divide into three main categories called ‘clusters’.

Cluster A

This cluster consists of disorders constituting ‘odd-eccentric’ behavior. They include:

Paranoid Personality Disorder

A person feels distrustful and suspicious of others. A person with this disorder interprets the motivations of others as malicious.

Schizoid Personality Disorder

A person experiences discomfort in personal relationships. A person with this disorder displays eccentric behavior and experiences distorted thinking patterns.

Cluster B

This cluster consists of disorders constituting ‘dramatic-emotional’ behavior. They include:

Antisocial Personality Disorder

A person displays a pattern of disregard for, and violation of, other people’s rights.

A person displays instability with regarding their self-image and in their relationships with others. A person with this disorder can display increased impulsivity.

Histrionic Personality Disorder

A person displays a pattern of excessive emotional and attention-seeking behavior.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A person displays a need for attention. People with this disorder have a lack of empathy and a desire for grandiosity.

Cluster C

This cluster consists of disorders constituting ‘anxious-fearful’ behavior. They include:

Avoidant Personality Disorder

A person experiences feelings of inadequacy and hypersensitivity to criticism. These feelings lead people with this disorder to patterns of social inhibition.

Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

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Anyone experiencing symptoms of personality disorders has a place at Celadon Recovery Campus. Our mental health treatment programs are holistic and catered to each patient’s needs. For treatment in Southwest Florida, Celadon offers patients a safe, nurturing, and beautiful setting to experience individualized treatment programs such as:

  • 24/7 inpatient supervision
  • Individual therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma response therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Medication management
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
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